March 5, 2017

Alien Bodies: Representations of Modernity, 'Race' and by Ramsay Burt

By Ramsay Burt

Alien Bodies is an interesting exam of dance in Germany, France, and the U.S. throughout the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. Ranging throughout ballet and glossy dance, dance within the cinema and Revue, Ramsay Burt appears to be like on the paintings of eu, African American, and white American artists.
one of the artists who function are:
* Josephine Baker
* Jean Borlin
* George Balanchine
* Jean Cocteau
* Valeska Gert
* Katherine Dunham
* Fernand Leger
* Kurt Jooss
* Doris Humphrey
excited by how artists answered to the alienating studies of recent lifestyles, Alien Bodies specializes in concerns of:
* nationwide and 'racial' identity
* the hot areas of modernity
* fascists makes use of of mass spectacles
* ritual and primitivism in glossy dance
* the 'New lady' and the slim smooth body

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